UK Transport

Woman Suffers Head Injuries After Falling From 'Boris Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK

A woman has suffered serious head injuries after falling off the back of a new double-decker Routemaster bus. The passenger was rushed to hospital ...

Could Eurostar Take Over The East Coast Line?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Eurostar, the high-speed train company, is bidding to operate a key London to Scotland rail route, in a joint bid with French firm Keolis. The suc...

£600k-A-Year HS2 Boss Has NO Idea When Trains Will Start

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Politics

Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins, who has been unveiled as the next chair of High Speed Rail 2, has endured an embarrassing grilling in ...

Branson's Taxi App Speeds Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK

Hailo, the smartphone app launched in London to help people hail taxis and backed by Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson, has been speeding its way around...

Time to End the Myths About Nationalisation and East Coast

Martin Griffiths | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics
Martin Griffiths

Maria Eagle's call to effectively renationalise the rail network is so dangerous and backward-looking. Her view is based on phoney economics and is a brazen attempt to rewrite history. She has ignored the facts about the failing, worn out nationalised railway of yesterday and the modern, growing and successful railway of today.

'Pricing Cars Out Of City Centres Can Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics

Shoppers should be priced out of their cars in city centres and encouraged to use public transport, transport minister Norman Baker has said. Spea...

Apprentice Of The Week: Craig Freeman, Highways Maintenance Operative

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Visit our new dedicated apprenticeship section, featuring a live jobs feed. Introducing this week’s apprentice.. Name: Craig Freeman Job Ti...

HS2: U-turn If You Want to, the Train Is Not for Turning

Alex Porter | Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Porter

As public and parliamentary support for HS2 falls, surely it is only a matter of time before one of the parties changes their position. At the rate things are going, the debate may well descend into a race to see who will be the one to push the plans well and truly off the rails.

Cross About Crossrail!

Mik Scarlet | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

On Thursday 29 August I attended the first event of a week of action by disabled people over the many issues currently facing our community. The protest I made my way to was over Crossrail and the fact that several stations along the route of this massive infrastructure project were not going to have step free access...

Mind the 'Communications' Gap

Tom Clive | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Tom Clive

Train operators must set aside their differences and communicate as one, unified voice in a far more structured manner (on a more consistent basis) to show exactly what parts of our railway infrastructure are being improved.

Congratulations, First Great Western, You Just Lost A Regular Customer

Bidisha | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Bidisha

"Welcome to this 13:30 First Great Western service from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington, arriving at London Paddington at 15:14. The quiet c...

First Great Western Accused Of 'Secret 11% Fare Hike'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

First Great Western has been accused of "daylight robbery" by secretly increasing advance rail fares by over 11%. The Transport Salaried Staffs As...

'Don't Fall For This Grand Folly'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

The coalition has come under renewed pressure to abandon its controversial High Speed Rail 2 project, as research reveals businesses are deeply oppose...

High Speed In-Flight Internet By 2014?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech

In a move that will increase the productivity of some but the modern-living stress levels of others, high-speed internet could be aboard most flights ...

'Hyperloop' Train Unveiled: London To Edinburgh In 30 Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has finally unveiled the plans for his "fifth mode of transport", the futuristic 'Hyperloop' megatrain. The long-hyp...

'I've F***** Up, I Want To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

"I've derailed. What do I do? What am I supposed to do? I f***** up, I want to die." Those were the last words recorded on the black box in the dr...

Train Crash Injures Eight

PA | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

An investigation has been launched after two trains collided at a railway station in the early hours of the morning. Eight people received minor in...

Students Spending 'Millions' Commuting

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students are travelling more than most commuters to get to university and spending 'millions' on transport as rising house prices push them further an...

Driverless Cars Will Be On UK Roads By End Of 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech

Driverless cars will be on UK roads by the end of this year. The government is to test driverless cars- albeit with the a back-up driver to take ov...

A Country So Hot the Roads Are Melting

Meredith Berman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Meredith Berman

What's the moral of this story? The UK loves a good panic. More than that, they love a good panic over weather. Nothing is more headline grabbing than 'Met Office puts UK on heat wave alert as temperatures soar to 32C'.

Six Reportedly Killed In Paris Train Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Six people have reportedly been killed in an "apocalyptic" train crash near Paris, according to the French Interior Ministry. The train derailed on...

WATCH: Eight-Wheeled Skateboard Claims To Be Ultimate Urban Commute

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Tech

Urban skateboarding is never as cool as it sounds - at least to look at. While you imagine yourself as Bart Simpson, traversing cement gaps and rollin...

PICTURES: Full Steam Ahead For Historic Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A historic locomotive will mark a rail milestone on Saturday as it blasts up the East Coast Mainline at the fastest speed travelled by a steam train i...

Santander Targets Students..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Santander is ramping up competition for student customers by offering those who open a current account a free railcard which will save them one third ...

Two-Thirds Of Rail Operators Owned By Foreign Companies

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Two thirds of Britain's rail operators are owned by overseas companies, leaving passengers paying high fares to boost the profits of foreign firms, ac...